Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - big thanks to Josh. Pours deep brown with a foamy beige head. Nose has lots of tangy dark malts, some dark fruits, hints of plastic. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of booze-soaked dark fruits, rum, straight booze, slight burnt plastic. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish, some astringent burnt wood, more boozy fruits, some mild bitter cocoa. A bit heavy-handed.
BrewTom (471) - - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 23/08/15. Black hole dark with minimal head. Milk chocolate aroma. Big rich taste of roasted 90% cocoa chocolate with the rum & raisin adding a rounding sweetness with a long complex finish. An exceptional Imperial Stout.
Rated by BrewTom
GothGargoyle (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, rum, booze, dark fruits. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, slightly sweet on the palate with a boozy finish. Taste is rum, chocolate, plum, fig, booze.
worldbeertaste (1748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a great looking frothy head. Smells of deep malt, roast, chocolate and heavy alcohol. Sweet to the touch with alcohol again and lots of bitter roast. Raisin. Oily deep black. Too buch booze burn.
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 24.12.2014. Very intense aroma with syrupy sweet roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol. Intense, full bodied, chocolate, roast, rum etc but too much alcohol. Disappointment for a paradox, too boozy.
domienS (226) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black beer with as good as no head.
Smells Vanilla, oaky, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Small medicinal hint sadly.
Tastes amlt bitter.
Full thick beer wich leaves a malt bitter palate where you pick up a lot of the rum barrel.
Great degustation beer!
kapusil (801) - HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33l bottle. Thanks for sharing with me Chris. Black body, light brown head. Aroma and taste of dark rum, coffee, chocolate, cream, sour cherry and floral hops. You can really feel the alcohol, but it’s not disturbingly harsh at all. Complex and heavy. Not an everyday beer, that’s for sure.
gEUS (1503) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pfjew liquorice and DROP bomb (Dutch anice sweet). Aroma starts of nicely with dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Medium body with lots of sweetness, burnt coffee and malt roast and pfjew a lot of alcohol, alcohol burn in the end. Taste is liquorice and drop, some mocca coffee as well. Too high on the alcohol.
Gurthnar (3173) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from local distributor. Aroma strong, rum evident, also loads of roasted flavours. Pitch colour, but ordinary texture. Taste reveals extended barrel exposure IMO. 12 months brought out lots of rum flavours, which is cool, but also brings out alcohol, which impacts drinkability and overall deliciousness. Excellent beer nevertheless.
Cuso (6094) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Almost black color with minimal beige head. Dark malt, chocolate, rum, peat, ash. Sweet dark malty taste with coffee, chocolate, rum, lot of rum. Strong boozy finish. Tasty.
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours brown color, small to no beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, rum, vanilla. Taste is sweet, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, alcohol is quite warming. Very nice chocolate cherries finish.